Do you have a blog? You have great ideas but you are not sure how to present them to your audience? It feels so hard as if you are the one trying to invent all things about blogging in the first place?
The feeling is mutual and common among many if not all bloggers. In this blog post we are going to see a number of factors that should fit in your check-list for a good blog post.
1: ATTENTION GRABBING TOPIC
While it might be seen as a daunting task, but the best way to find a good topic is by researching on what is trending in the internet search engines and try to research on ideas that relate to you blog. Once you find the topic of your choice, then move into outlining all the best part of the topic. This will help you to decide on what goes into your blog post, what stays out and what will move into the next article. The outlining of your topic will help you to sequentially move between points in a way that maintains understanding and attention of readers.
2: A CAPTIVATING HEADLINE AND LEAD PARAGRAPH
Good titles should be interesting, descriptive and engaging. It should be so captivating that it reads as a magazine front-page title, or a TV newsflash, daring the reader to click the link and see more. Considering the fact that this is the first thing your readers see, it might end up being the only thing they if you don’t get it right.
speaking of a good paragraph, you must make a very good first impressions to your readers. Be careful not to waste readers’ time with frivolous details and silly statements.
Your opening paragraph is crucial so don’t blow it. Start off with a quote, a question, or a bold, audacious statement. You only get one shot, so make it count. because if you don’t hook the reader immediately, eventually you might lose them.
3: HEALTHY SUPPORTING POINTS
This is the best of your blog post that has to show the value of the article by having healthy, understandable and meaningful points which will cause the reader to keep scrolling down the article to the comment section.
Every idea you share has to have some flesh for your readers to sink their teeth into, and the points must expressively fit together with the introduction of the article. Carefully consider what you have to say and you are going to defend the idea in a good organization of point-flow from one to another. The best way to organize your points is by using bullet points to separate different points.
4: OPTIMIZE YOUR CONTENT FOR SEARCH ENGINES
All good blog posts that rank great in search results must go through some basic search engine optimization (SEO) rules. Such rules include some like the following;
- The use of keyword optimized titles.
- The use of targeted keywords in your sentences.
- Writing great meta tags and snippet descriptions.
5: A COMPELLING CALL-TO-ACTION
There is a saying that reads;
“A POINT WELL SAID BRINGS FAITH, BUT A POINT WELL DONE BRINGS ACHIEVEMENTS”So don’t hesitate to ask your readers to participate in doing a certain task after reading your blog post.
If you succeed to keep your readers scrolling down the article, then at this point you can give them something to take away. Do you want them to do something after all the convincing when they read your blog post? A call-to-action enables reader to respond to the article. This can be directing to a sales page after reading about a certain product. or it can a subscription after reading the article. At this stage you can invite readers to comment in the comment section, share your post as well as follow your social media profiles.
I hope this article was helpful, in case of any questions, ideas or comments, then feel free to use the comment section below and let me know what your thoughts are about this article or anything else. Also remember to share this article with others to help them get the best of this knowledge.